That's what a client turned friend said to me this week over a glass of green juice.
A successful musician himself, he’s also the president of a global record label, owns many other businesses, deals with family, lose and pain just like the rest of us.
I asked him "how are you?" and this is what he shared with me...
"Yeah, the guys just flew in to film MTVs clip of the week tonight, they’re waiting at my house. (By guys he meant most of his grammy award winning record label’s artists).
My Grandma passed away this morning, she was 100.
My clothing company is really taking off.
But I’m coming from the gym, just had the best game of [basket]ball. You got to do happy first right?”
I asked him, with all that going on, why didn’t he reschedule our plans to grab some gangsta juice? (our pet name for green juice).
He went on to tell me that his real love is playing basketball, but he’s not that good.
He signs contracts, supports artists, performs around the world etc… but he always makes sure he gets to play ball and drink green juice with me because that is what makes him happy.
At his level there will be always be a million things pressing to get done, so he better make happy a priority.
That left me thinking, don't we ALL feel like we have a million things pressing to get done?
And are we enjoying any of it?
About a year ago my first book came out, celebs where endorsing it, I was traveling around the globe, and my cousin called me out!
She posted a harmless comment on facebook, “Wow Karlee, you must be on top of the world!”.
I remember thinking "WTF is she talking about? This is so stressful!"
And then I proceeded to beat myself up for not feeling good with all this going on. Not gonna lie, it got ugly.
The problem was that I wasn’t making time for happy.
All those accomplishments are super awesome, they are what I dream about, but when I don’t leave myself the time to soak them in, to eat a full meal in one of the 5 star restaurants I’m in rather than asking for a to-go container (yeah..they don’t like it when you do that in 5-stars), I rob myself from feeling satisfaction or contentment.
When I’m always on the move I miss out on the pleasure. So I started with small steps to reorganize my life and business, and I'm back to enjoying myself at whole new levels.
Including having time to meet with friend for gangsta juice and learn new things and write this email.
Carve out a moment every day to do something you love because none of the other things you do instead will feel great unless you can pause long enough to enjoy them.
YOU CAN dedicate at least 10 minutes a day to something you enjoy. As Tony Robbins says, “If you don’t have 10 minutes a day you don’t have a life.”
Don't worry about all the things nagging to be finished, the important ones will still get done because they must be.
You know what I enjoy doing? Celebrating you. So hit the reply button and tell me what you enjoy doing…what lights you up..what puts the boom in your boom-chicka-boom??
Written by Karlee Fain, Celebrity Health Coach, Author and Hilarious Dancer
In addition to founding Every Body Thrive, Karlee is an international celebrity Health Coach, helping the high profile folks that lead our country and culture stay balanced and healthy. She's also the author of The Grocery Store Adventure Guide, featured in the Every Body Yoga DVD and the most likely to be caught dancing around her office. Click here for the inspiring story that brought Karlee from depression, stress and illness to living the joyful life of her dreams.